Cold Creek Campground
Cold Creek Campground, beside Highway 89 in the Tahoe National Forest, is one of those little roadside camps that would be easy to overlook. This charming spot along musical Cold Creek is a nice place to spend a night. The nearby highway is lightly traveled and so road noise is not a big deterrent to the campground. Choose a campsite next to the meadow on the creek side of the access road.
Jeffrey pines and white fir spread shade over the 6 campsites at Cold Creek Campground. Growing along the creek are cottonwoods, willows, and aspens. Cottonwood Creek Botanical Trail and Overlook Trail both begin at Cottonwood Creek Campground ½ mile to the north. Jackson Meadows Reservoir is 19 miles away.
Four of the campsites are subject to non-specific reservations. The specific site will be assigned upon arrival. Three of those sites are adjacent to the highway and not as desirable as the sites left open for first-come, first served. According to the Forest Service, usage at the campground is light.
General Camping Information
Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.
In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, purchase firewood locally.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.